And we have a special guest, Den’Mica Eugene. A Detroit native and now living in Texas with her husband and 5 children, Den’Mica is a podcaster, actress, and a woman of many talents who finds the time to balance it all and give back to her community one episode at a time!
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This week, we break the news about the sudden passing of Rap legend, Prince Markie Dee of The legendary Fat Boys. The news hit that the 52-year-old rapper died of a heart attack but no real word has been made official. This on the heels after losing another hip-hop legend, John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher of the group Whodini who passed away in late December at the age of 56.
Later, we discuss more hot topics on rapper Boosie Bad Azz who shared his opinion about Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan and the backlash came hard!
Influencer, B Simone sent a message to the sistahs about Manifesting Love and Justin Timberlake apologized years later to his ex-girlfriend, singer Brittney Spears, and friend Janet Jackson. Might have been a little too late for that one. But we’re not judging!
We respond to an email about a woman who’s contemplating dating a woman after failed relationships!
Finally, a moment of transparency when Ki Ki finds herself apologizing for being her true self. The ladies provide some much-needed support. You might relate to this one.
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Tammy Thompson joins the ladies this week to discuss the Trump Impeachment Hearings and what they think will happen if or when Trump is convicted of the insurrection of the Capitol.
Plus, we discuss the Gorilla Girl drama and Rachel Dolezal who says she’s having a hard time finding a job now that she’s identified as a black woman.
Finally, we discuss the new Star Pilot program in Denver where the community calls on mental health experts to domestic, mental health, and non-violent issues instead of the police. It’s working!
Catapult Greater Pgh is a new non profit program that serves the African American community in ways that provide resources on economic justice, personal growth opportunities, peer to peer support and wealth building.
Tammy Thompson is the founder and executive director of Catapult Greater Pittsburgh.
We return with the hot topics from Trump’s 2nd Impeachment, Petty Nancy Pelosi, Crazy Azealia Banks, and Lori Harvey nabs the Sexiest Man Alive (by People Magazine).
We also discuss Jazmine Sullivan’s recent album HEAUX TALES. The album describes so many familiar scenarios from dating multiple men, using sex as a way to get what you want, and how women sometimes feel inadequate.
What makes a HEAUX a HOE? We try our best to break it down. Maybe you’ll understand where we’re coming from.
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This week, we discuss the recent spike in COVID cases in the US possibly because some of YOU couldn’t stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday (not judging). Also, we talked about an Arkansas family who found faith in its community after someone left a “racist letter” in their mailbox for having a Black Santa display in their yard.
We got fan mail from a guy who is frustrated with this girlfriend of 3 years for denying him sex shortly after she had surgery and not feeling very confident about her body.
Finally, are you good, sis? The ladies talk about the level of being “GOOD” with their lives and not finding disappointment in their decisions that lead to stress and anxiety.
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This week, we talked about the tragic, unexpected loss of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. The subject of early detection and how his one co-star on the Netflix movie “Da 5 Bloods” thought he was being a diva on set. Unaware he was dying of cancer.
We also discussed Claws star Niecy Nash‘s sudden marriage (to a woman) and how shocked we were about that because Nash was the same woman who said a “BJ a day keeps the divorce lawyer away”. Needless to say, she’s not one to take marital advice from. Good luck to her though.
Racism etiquette (mixed couple issue) and negative thoughts are a few things we engaged in this week. And in our Final 15, we talked about the importance of self-care.
So I’m at home, minding my own, watching the news when this story came on about a young, black, female artist who is currently painting a mural downtown.
Immediatly, I thought “Oh wow! Pittsburgh’s doing a Black Lives Matter mural? That’s dope” (but I was wrong). Following the story a bit further, it wasn’t a mural of the movement but a movement with a colorful yet similar message.
The artist is Jayla Patton and the mural is titled “Colorful Growth/Soft Waves”, now showing on Penn Avenue, downtown, between 9th and 10 Streets until early November.
I found her online and immediately reached out to her via Instagram to set up a meeting. She didn’t hesitate and invited me down for a chat.
We decided to meet Saturday morning which worked out perfectly because the weather was picture-perfect, to say the least! Perfect because even with an overcast, the colors on the mural screamed “Here I am! I’m what you came to see!”
I parked my car, paid the meter ($4 for a freakin’ hour? Really, Pittsburgh?), and walked towards the mural on Penn. I looked around to see if I can spot Jayla and there she was; a brown-skin girl, full of focus and inspiration, already working.
“Hey, Jayla! I’m Ki Ki!” I muffled from under my facemask. “Oh yeah! Hey!” I can see that she was smiling from her eyes looking up at me. We said hello with our elbows (because you know…the Rona) and we started making small talk.
I thanked her for agreeing to see me as I know she’s been bombarded by media all week. After explaining what I wanted to do and why, she was like “ok, cool”. No questions, no odd looks from above her bandana facemask. We were good to go.
Before I arrived, she had been trying to remove some smudges from the mural caused by rain, foot traffic, whatever. So I told her I would take some video and photos before we started the interview. “Ok, cool” she happily shrugged.
As I’m taking pictures and video with my iPhone, I thought, “damn, I’m in Pittsburgh, my hometown, about to interview a street artist who is creating a mural with a message that so fitting for the days we’re living in right now. One message that is well overdue for this city! Who would have thought?”
I must admit, I was a little nervous. All I kept thinking about was, how am I going to do this holding a selfie stick? And then, I dropped my cards in the water! Dammit! That’s so embarrassing!
While on a phone call, Jayla walked over to me and handed me a towel to wipe off the street wet from my notes. If that wasn’t GOD telling me to chill out, I don’t know what was!
I put the cards in my pocket and said “f” it! Let’s do this!
The Takeaway: Meeting Jayla was super sweet and super awesome! Her energy was soothing and I was moved by her inspiring message that if we just stop trying to over talk one another, accepting faults and failures (in the video she calls it something else with the letter “f”), we can make beautiful, colorful sounds and waves that can heal this world. Sounds a little kumbaya but you get what I’m saying, right?
Next time you have some free time, grab your masks and the kids for a teachable moment. Jayla should be there to answer any questions you may have!
This week, we are joined by Political Commentator and Republican strategist, Lenny Mc Allister. We had a lot of questions about the party along with some misconceptions and negativity in response to what’s being communicated by the current administration.
We had no idea (well, I didn’t) that not all Republicans were racist, rich and/or rude. Some are even black and feel the same way that I do! Why am I surprised to hear that some Republicans are black?
When I was younger, my mother told me that Republicans only cared about rich people. Her exact words were, “Republicans are for the rich and Democrats are for the poor”. So I saw it as black people were poor and white people were rich. Ohhhhh! (Yeah, she definitely screwed me up with that one! Don’t worry, I figured it out later.)
I’ve known Lenny for a few years and although this was our second time chatting, I’ve only had the best and most positive exprience with him. He knows his stuff and although I don’t agree with everything, I’m glad he was able to take some time out of his schedule to chat with us and drop some “actual factuals” (bars) about what’s really going on with the Re’pubs!
So what did we learn?
Some Republicans, believe it or not, want the same things we (the Dem’crats) want. It’s just not communcated that way.
I haven’t switched parties but I’m really glad Lenny came along to help settle our anxieties. (mine especially)
Listen to our podcast and see for yourself.
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Part One: Women’s Equality Day and the NBA/WNBA protests for racial injustice
Part Two: What is a Republican? Are all Republicans rude, rich and racist? What’s the deal?
In this week’s episode of The Hey Girl Hey Podcast, we return with Pittsburgh divorce attorney, Lauren Darbouze of the Darbouze Law Group to discuss the difference between custody and #childsupport, #divorce, and how even regular people can get a #prenup.
First:15-Hot Topics: we talk about actress Zoe Saldana and her regret playing Nina Simone.
“They Said” Fan Mail: a man writes about his girlfriend of 2 years who has a spending problem and worrying if he should end the relationship or try to help her.
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Hey Girl Hey Spotlight: Attorney Lauren Darbouze of the Darbouze Law Group responds to more fan mail regarding child support, custody, prenups and divorce.